Seattle Scene: October 8-17, 2015

Harry Partch (c. 1969), from the cover of The ...

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Thu. October 8; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Scrape! is an unconducted string ensemble of fifteen bowed strings, harp, and electric guitar performing the works of Jim Knapp and others.Tonight’s performance features compositions by Sumi Tanooka, Jarrad Powell and Jim Knapp. Soloists include guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi, violinist Julian Smedley, and bassist Chris Symer. They are joined by guest pianist Gus Carns.

Dialectical Imagination + Christian Pincock
Sat. October 10; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Oakland duo Dialectical Imagination (pianist Eli Wallace & drummer Rob Pumpelly) generates ecstatic music sparked by the dialectical relation of compositional structure and spontaneous creative volition. Christian Pincock (trombone and electronics) has a firm background in jazz, integrating many styles and elements and focuses on narrative, gesture and detail.

Daniel Corral + noisepoetnobody
Fri. October 9; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

LA-based Daniel Corral performs Diamond Pulses, combining spacey electronic poly- rhythms, intricate tuning systems, and noisy ambiance with constantly evolving minimalist grooves and microtonal tunings that recall Riley, Young, Partch, Cluster, and Tangerine Dream. Also: A set of analog modular synthesis by sonic improviser, instrument builder/destroyer, and wave distorter noisepoetnobody (CaseyJones).

Upcoming Events (always subject to change; check our website for updates)

THU. 10/15 – LA percussionist Corey Fogel presents recent graphic scores

SAT. 10/17 – Seattle Modern Orchestra performs music by Edgard Varèse, Julia Wolfe, Morton Feldman, and Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Anais Maviel Interview

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Vocalist Anaïs Maviel has been an exciting and unique new presence on the Brooklyn/New York scene over the past few years. Since arriving, her fearless approach to performance has made her an in-demand musician in a number of innovative ensembles, most notably William Parker’s Martin Luther King Project, Parker’s Plaza Band, Dave Ruder’s The Gentleman Rests, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson’s A Mother’s Lament, Matt Lavelle’s 12 Houses, Patrick Breiner’s Red Metal, and a number of other groups. Encouraged by mentors Nicole Mitchell, Jen Shyu, and Ernest Dawkins, she first came to New York to study with Kris Davis, Gerald Cleaver and Tony Malaby, among others.

Claire Chase in NY Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

Dressed in denim overalls and red socks, a polishing cloth in hand, she fussed over the instruments that had been set up in a cluster of stands at the center of the space, devoting a few extra moments to buffing the contrabass flute which, six feet tall, towered over her. That flute was in turn dwarfed by a neon light sculpture on the back wall that echoed the instrument’s shape, forming a one-armed abstraction of an ankh, the Egyptian hieroglyph signifying breath of life. Eventually, Ms. Chase picked up a standard concert flute, climbed halfway up a ladder in a far corner of the stage and began to play Edgard Varèse’s “Density 21.5.”